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Lincoln is home to over 2000 years of history, which encourages many visitors from all over to come and visit the city. The Cathedral is over 900 years old and towers majestically over Lincoln.

Building of the Cathedral began an 1072, however, fire and earthquake destroyed most of the original church during the 12th century. Although part of the original building still exists on the west front, most of the present Gothic Cathedral is from the 13th and 14th century. The choir, the cloisters and the chapter house are areas not to miss, people come from all over to see this stunning architecture.
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There are daily guided tours of the Cathedral and the library holds regular exhibitions throughout the year. Services are held everyday, to which visitors are welcome to attend and concerts of orchestral, choral or organ music take place most weekends.

Another historical landmark Lincoln boasts is, Newport Arch. Newport Arch is a 3rd century northern gateway to the Roman city; the oldest Roman archway in the country which spans a road still used by traffic.
 
Uphill Lincoln is the area of most historical interest, as well as the afore mentioned landmarks, visitors can also come and visit Lincoln Castle. This Norman castle dates from 1068 and is built on the grounds of the Roman fortress. It has been extensively renovated over the years. In the castle grounds, you can find the Victorian prison which includes the only remaining Victorian prison chapel in the country. Magna Carta dating from 1215, together with interpretive displays are housed in the castle and on show. Views from the top of the castle wall and the observatory tower are breathtaking. The castle is host to many events throughout the year.
 
Another place of historical interest in uphill Lincoln is, The Museum of Lincolnshire Life. It is the largest social history museum in the county and occupies a listed barracks built in 1857 for the Royal North Lincolnshire Militia.

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